10/16/2020

Q/A: In Order To Be A Good Person, You Have To Do Something Good. So, Why Don’t We?

  I like to begin class with a Q/A.   A Q/A is a question or an idea to be explored. Here is an example: Q/A: In Order To Be A Good Person, You Have To Do Something Good. So, Why Don’t We? 1. 2. 3. TEACHER NOTES: In order to be a “GOOD” person, you have to do something good.  It’s a lot easier to do the wrong thing (which many times is to walk or turn away or […]
09/17/2020

Q/A: What Makes You Happy?

I like to begin class with a Q/A.   A Q/A is a question or an idea to be explored. Here is an example: Q/A: What Would Make You Happy?  Explain why. A.  Money B.  Cool Stuff C.  Popularity D.  Achievement/Success E.  A Great Body F. G.   Q/A:  Does what you think will make you happy an indication of what you value the most?   Yes   No  Explain your answer     TEACHER NOTES: Something to explore.  There […]
08/27/2020

Q/A: How Do You Avoid Being Pulled Over By a Cop?

I like to begin class with a Q/A.   A Q/A is a question or an idea to be explored. Here is an example: Q/A:  How Do You Avoid Being Pulled Over By a Cop?  Any ideas? BE INVISIBLE  According to Retired Chief Charles Sewell:  1.   “Traffic cops see vehicles as mere traffic and rarely pay attention to particular vehicles unless the drivers do something to bring attention to themselves.”1   2. “ The odds of being pulled over by […]
06/23/2020

Q/A: Which is More Dangerous, Anger or Contempt?  Explain Your Answer.

Anger can engage and contempt can separate. So, what is more dangerous, anger or contempt?
05/29/2020
I like to begin class with a Q/A.   A Q/A is a question or an idea to be explored. Here is an example: Q/A:  What’s the difference between I HAVE TO and I GET TO? Make a short list of your I HAVE TO s    and a list of your  I GET TO s Q/A:   What I HAVE TO or  I GET TO  do you enjoy the most?    Explain Why. Q/A:  What would it take in […]
04/22/2020

Life is a Choice — Weekly Thoughts to Share

Life is a Choice — Here is a selction of 5 minute activities where students copy the advice and compose two to three sentences why they agree or disagree (just pick a thought for the day). 1. No is a complicated word. “No” can mean “No”. Sometimes “No” means “Not yet”. Sometimes “No” means “Too soon”. Sometimes “No” means “Keep trying and / or Maybe Yes”. No is a complicated word. 2. People can’t control what they get in life […]
04/08/2020

Q/A: You Should Act Happy Even When You Are Not

I like to begin class with a Q/A.   A Q/A is a question or an idea to be explored. Here is an example: Q/A: You Should Act Happy Even When You Don’t Feel Like It? Have student write a short paragraph where they agree or disagree with the idea. Yes, I think I should act happy even when I don’t feel like it because….. No, I don’t think I should act happy when I don’t feel like it because…… […]
02/18/2020

Q/A: If You Care About Your Virtue ,………….

I like to begin class with a Q/A.   A Q/A is a question or an idea to be explored. Here is an example: Q/A:  If you care about your virtue, there are places you shouldn’t go, there are situations you shouldn’t put yourself into and there are people you shouldn’t be alone with or seen with.    True or False      Explain your reasoning. TEACHER NOTE: You know your students.  I’m thinking this is a high school health […]
04/06/2019

Q/A: What Really Matters in Life

I like to begin class with a Q/A.   A Q/A is a question or an idea to be explored. Here is an example: Q/A:  What do you really enjoy in life and what gives it meaning? Write 5 examples. In short, what really matters (and what doesn’t matter).   Write the student examples on the board.  Compare them with the thoughts (below) of children who were nearing the end of the time on earth.   Teacher Note Dr Alastair […]

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